LEVELING yOUR HyDROPOOL HOT TUB

LEVELING yOUR HyDROPOOL HOT TUB
Hydropool Inc.:
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Fax: 905.565.6820
Email: [email protected]
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www.hydropoolhottubs.com
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Letter of introduction ...................................................................3
Jet and Feature Operation
Jet Identification Chart ............................................... 25
Flow Adjustment ........................................................ 25
Accupressure Sequence Massage.............................. 25
Removal and Replacement ........................................ 26
Diverter Valve.............................................................. 26
Waterfall Control (optional) ....................................... 26
Important User Safety Instructions
Warnings ....................................................................... 4
Hyperthermia ................................................................ 4
Choosing the Right location
Indoor Locations ........................................................... 5
Outdoor Locations ........................................................ 5
Hydropool Surround Sound Audio and
Audio/Video Systems Section (optional) ................................27
General Installation Considerations ..........................................6
Hot Tub Water Balance
General Overview ....................................................... 28
Initial Fill ..................................................................... 28
Glossary of Common Water Maintenance Terms ......29
Water Balance Summary for your Hot Tub (chart) ....29
Water Balance Troubleshooting ................................. 30
Corona Discharge Ozone Technology .........................31
Special Considerations
Indoor Installations ...................................................... 6
Outdoor Installations .................................................... 6
Site Preparation
Above Ground Installations .........................................7
In-ground & Partial In-ground Installations .................7
Overall Support ............................................................ 7
Routine Hot Tub Maintenance
Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly ..............................31
Cleaning the Skimmer Basket ....................................31
Cartridge Filter, Removal, Cleaning, Re-installation .32
Cleaning the Acrylic Surface ...................................... 32
Safety Hard Cover ...................................................... 32
Changing your Hot Tub Water .................................... 33
Draining your Hot Tub Water ...................................... 33
Leveling your Hydropool Hot Tub ...............................................7
Equipment Accessibility & Protection ......................................8
Remote Equipment Placement ....................................................8
Unloading/Handling your Hot Tub ..............................................8
Hydropool Exclusive Quick-Drain™ and
Self-Cleaning Mode Indicator ..................................... 34
Wood Products
Cabinet Wing-Locks .................................................... 35
Protecting your Cabinet Wood Finish ........................35
Gazebos ...................................................................... 35
Important Electrical Safety Instructions ...................................9
G.F.C.I./R.C.D. Application Guideline & Wire Size ........9
North America G.F.C.I. Installation Diagrams ............ 10
Europe R.C.D. Installation Diagram ........................... 11
Accessories
Pillows ........................................................................ 12
Filter/Ice Bucket Lids .................................................. 13
LED Mood Lighting ..................................................... 13
Safety Hardcover Locks .............................................. 13
Cover Remover (optional) .......................................... 13
Winterizing your Hydropool Hot Tub ........................................36
General Troubleshooting ...........................................................37
What to do in the event of
Power Fluctuations. .................................................... 38
Cold Weather Power Failure ....................................... 38
Filling, Checking and Starting your Hot Tub ...........................14
Pump Priming/Releasing an Air Lock ......................... 14
Hydropool Control Systems
North America
Silver & Gold Series ............................................................16
Platinum & Titanium Series/Limited & Luxury Edition.... 19
Topside Control Panel Display Messages ..............................23
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On behalf of everyone at the company, we thank you for your decision to purchase a Hydropool hot tub.
Recognized for quality worldwide, we are confident that your new hot tub will provide you, your family and friends, with years of
enjoyment and fulfill all your hydrotherapy needs.
Hydropool hot tubs are not only healthful and relaxing, they can even add value to your home.
Please take the time to carefully read and understand all the safety, installation and operating instructions in this manual before
electrically connecting your hot tub and adding water.
The following pages contain valuable information and pointers that will save you both time and money, as well as help you to
simplify upkeep and maintenance.
Since we manufactured our first hot tub in 1985, the Hydropool team has been dedicated to producing a quality product catering
to maximum hydrotherapy, comfort, energy efficiency and ease of operation.
We are confident that as you become more familiar with the various safety and maintenance features of your new hot tub you will
be satisfied that you made the right decision in purchasing a Hydropool hot tub.
Happy hot tubbing...
David Jackson
President
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Important user safety instructions
Your physiological response to hot water is subjective and depends on your age, health, and medical history. If you
don’t know your tolerance to hot water, or if you get a headache, or become dizzy or nauseous when using your hot tub,
get out and cool off immediately.
WARNINGS
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HYPERTHERMIA
1 Children should NOT use a hot tub
without alert adult supervision.
2 Children should not enter a hot tub where
water temperature exceeds body
temperature (37˚C / 98.6˚F).
Prolonged immersion in water temperatures in excess
of 38˚C (100˚F) may be injurious to your health. We
recommend establishing lower temperatures and
shorter use periods for young children and/or those
users potentially affected by hot temperatures. Always
confirm water temperature with an accurate
thermometer before entering your hot tub.
Do not allow children to submerge their head under
water.
Do not use a hot tub unless all suction guards are
installed to prevent body and hair entrapment. Do not sit
in front of, or on top of the suction fittings or skimmer,
as this will obstruct proper circulation and may result in
personal injury.
Never operate the hot tub pump at high speed without
having all suction and return lines open.
Always keep the hardcover installed and locked when
the hot tub is not in use.
People using medications and/or having any adverse
medical history should consult a physician before using
a hot tub.
People with infectious diseases should not use a hot tub.
Exercise caution when entering or exiting a hot tub.
Where practical, install a safety grab bar or handrail.
Turn off the jets before entering the hot tub to improve
visibility of the steps or flat entry area.
To avoid unconsciousness and possible drowning, do not
use drugs or alcohol before or during the use of a hot tub.
Pregnant women should consult a physician before
using a hot tub.
Do not use a hot tub immediately following strenuous exercise.
Do not permit or use electric appliances (such as a light,
telephone, radio or television) within 1.5 m (5 ft) of this
hot tub, unless such appliances are rated at 12VDC or less.
Test the GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) monthly.
Post emergency phone numbers for Police, Fire Dept., and
Ambulance at the nearest phone.
Maintain water chemistry/balance in accordance with
manufacturer’s instruction
Since your hot tub can be set to reach temperatures of 40˚C
(104˚F), users should be aware that extended submersion in
water that exceeds normal body temperature can lead to
hyperthermia.
The causes, symptoms and effects of hyperthermia may be
described as follows:
Hyperthermia occurs when the internal temperature
of the body reaches several degrees above the normal
body temperature of 37˚C (98.6˚F). The symptoms of
hyperthermia include drowsiness, lethargy, and an increase in
the internal temperature of the body. The effects of
hyperthermia include:
• Unawareness of impending hazard
• Failure to perceive heat
• Failure to recognize the need to exit the hot tub
• Physical inability to exit the hot tub
• Fetal damage in pregnant woman
• Unconsciousness resulting in the danger of drowning
If you sense any of the symptoms of hyperthermia, safely
exit the hot tub immediately.
WARNING
THE USE OF ALCOHOL, DRUGS OR MEDICATION
CAN SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASE THE RISK OF
FATAL HYPERTHERMIA.
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CHOOSING THE RIGHT LOCATION
Your Hydropool hot tub can be installed indoors or out, on the ground, in the ground or half-and-half. The following
information will assist you in choosing the right location for your individual needs. When making your decision,
always remember that hot tubs can be enjoyed year-round, indoors or out, regardless of the climate. Many Hydropool
owners report that their favourite time to use a hot tub is in the cooler fall and winter months, while others praise the
enjoyment of using their hot tub in the warmer spring and summer months.
INDOOR LOCATIONS
accommodate narrow doors or shallow stairwells. Since the
dimension from the seat to the top of the lip is identical to
the “regular profile” units, water submersion, for even the
tallest user, is the same.
Your Hydropool dealer can even arrange for your hot tub to
be shipped without a cabinet or with the cabinet packaged
separately for on-site installation. In many cases the smaller
dimensions of a hot tub without a cabinet is all that is needed
to ensure the hot tub can be delivered without wall or door
alterations.
Where the hot tub is being recessed, or a custom deck or
tile is being installed, the cost savings of being able to order
a hot tub without a cabinet is another benefit of choosing
Hydropool.
If you should choose an indoor location, you will find
further information as outlined in the section
“SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR INDOOR INSTALLATIONS”
If members of your family are not cold weather enthusiasts, or
if your backyard or patio area is not suitable for a hot tub
installation, then an indoor location for your hot tub may
be your best or only choice. You may wish to create an
exercise/spa area in your home, or install your hot tub in a
glass solarium or four-season room adjoining your home.
Indoor installations not only add a unique look and appeal
to your home, they provide the privacy and controlled
climate to ensure that use and enjoyment of your hot tub is
maximized.
If you are considering an indoor location, Hydropool manufactures certain lower profile models in two pieces (referred
to as ‘split’ models) that can be easily moved into most tight
or difficult access locations and then assembled on-site by
your authorized Hydropool dealer.
These ‘split’ and lower profile versions are designed to
OUTDOOR LOCATIONS
For those who choose an outdoor location, hot tub
operating temperatures can be adjusted to match the
season. In colder months, many owners will operate their hot tub in the range of 38-40˚C (101 -104˚F).
During warmer months, an operating temperature of
36-37˚C (97-99˚F) will provide a refreshing retreat. If
you should choose an outdoor location, you will find
further information as outlined in the section
“SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR OUTDOOR INSTALLATIONS”
For a variety of reasons, outdoor locations are a far more
popular choice. Some of the reasons include:
• Limited indoor space
• Delivery complications due to door openings, stairwells, etc.
• Limited budget (indoor installations usually also involve
interior home renovations)
• Desire for an outdoor entertainment center
• Hot tub is being installed adjacent to an existing or
planned swimming pool
• Concerns over splashing water inside the home
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GENERAL INSTALLATION considerations
1 Your HYDROPOOL Hot Tub is a self-contained pre-plumbed unit, so
that no on-site plumbing connections to the residential water supply
or drain are required.
2 Ensure that your HYDROPOOL Hot Tub is properly supported by
either a level concrete pad, or a properly constructed deck capable
of supporting 1220 kg/m2 (250 lbs./ft.2). If there is a possibility that the
pad could shift by freezing/thawing ground movement (such as in
clay regions, and/or areas with high water tables) concrete footings
extending below the frost line are recommended.
3 Decking should be chosen and constructed in a manner that
minimizes the chance of slipping or falling.
4 Level your hot tub using wood shims where necessary,
ensuring that the tapered end extends at least 61 cm (24 in.) under
the unit.
5 If you do not have a factory installed insulated cabinet, it is assumed
that you are building your own custom cabinet, tiling or decking.
Please consider the following:
aYour HYDROPOOL Hot Tub is self-supporting on its
base. The cabinet should be decorative only, not for
support. Never suspend the hot tub from the deck or
cabinet.
bWhere the hot tub is not equipped with a factory
installed cabinet, it is the installer’s responsibility to ensure
all electrical equipment is weather protected.
cAlways provide adequate access for servicing the support
equipment.
dDecking should be constructed to allow repair access
around the entire hot tub.
eIn remote equipment or no-cabinet installations, you may
add extra insulation, but the equipment area must have
adequate cross-flow ventilation.
6Installation of a safety grab rail or reachable support for use when
entering or exiting the hot tub is recommended.
7A nearby garden hose connection is recommended for filling and
“topping up” the hot tub.
The hot tub equipment and all electrical
plugs, outlets and lights within 1.5m (5ft)
of the hot tub must be G.F.C.I protected.
Consult your electrician or local electrical
authority for further details.
Access to the hot tub must always be
secured: Outdoors - in accordance with
local property by-laws and/or via an
approved fence with a self-closing gate
and a safety hardcover; Indoors - by a lockable door and a safety hardcover.
SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS
Indoor InstallationS
Outdoor InstallationS
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hen the hot tub is to be installed in a small room (under 150 ft2/14
m2), we recommend that large units be fully or partially submerged
in-floor so that it does not dominate the room. This will also provide
greater overhead clearance for entry and exit to and from the hot tub
• It is beneficial to have the hot tub room located near wash
room and shower facilities
• The hot tub room should have a floor drain to handle splash water,
a window, outside exhaust fan or humidistat controlled exhaust
fan for ventilation. Where this is not practical, the use of indoor/
outdoor carpeting or a tile floor and the opening of a window while
the hot tub cover is removed should be sufficient. You should not
have concerns regarding humidity. When the hardcover is installed,
no humidity will escape. During use, the small amount of humidity
released into the room can be removed with the use of a dehumidifier
• Consider plumbing a water tap and drain location nearby to facilitate draining and top-up
• Always provide adequate ventilation for the support equipment
• Consult your local Hydropool retailer for further information
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ontact your local building code department to
determine if a building permit is necessary and for
information on applicable bylaws (distance from property lines,
buildings, fencing requirements, etc.)
• If you are doing any excavating, contact your local gas, electric, and
cable-company to ensure that there are no underground lines
• Locate the hot tub, where practical, within close distance of a door
to the house to maximize potential winter use.
• Ensure that all hot tub support equipment is easily
accessible and protected from the elements
• If possible, locate the hot tub where you will enjoy some privacy, out
of the site of neighbours. If this is not possible, a partial privacy or
wind partition, or proper placement of the optional Hydropool cover
lifter should provide adequate privacy
• The hot tub support equipment is designed for indoor (out
of the direct elements) use. When your HYDROPOOL
hot tub is equipped with a factory-installed cabinet,
and installed as per the guidelines of this manual, the
equipment will be adequately protected. If the hot tub is
shipped without a cabinet, your custom cabinet or
other structure must be designed to supply protection for the hot tub support equipment from rain,
snow, splash water, etc., but still designed in a manner
to ensure adequate ventilation.
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Site preparation
Above-ground Installations
Where the hot tub is a “stand-a-lone” above-ground
installation to be installed in regions where freeze/thaw conditions may occur, a level patio stone or pre-formed
paver type base may be sufficient if there is no abutting deck(s) that could be damaged during potential seasonal
movement of the ground. The potential drawback to
this type of base is that splash water could eventually
de-stabilize the ground under the base, with the resultant shift of the
support base causing damage to the hot tub structure.
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For best results, we recommend the installation of a level
concrete pad:
• Dig out and level the ground 20-30 cm (8-12 in.) below your
desired base level
• Install 10-15 cm (4-6 in.) of crushed stone
• Next, install 10-15 cm (4-6 in.) of poured concrete
• Level the concrete and apply a broom-type finish
• We recommend that the pad be made 15 cm (6 in.) larger than
the hot tub on three sides, and 1 m (3 ft.) larger on the side
where the access steps and/or planters will be installed
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of the hole or cavity created for the tub has a dry, stable, compacted level base and proper drainage
Climates where freeze/thaw occurs – it is necessary that a poured level concrete base, complete with
concrete footings, be installed as outlined in the section
ABOVE-GROUND INSTALLATIONS
Areas with a high ground water table – a level concrete base,
as well as a concrete or wood retaining wall to hold back the
earth, is recommended. This forms a box or ‘bunker’, in which
the hot tub is placed
ALWAYS ensure that there is good drainage, via a
properly designed French drain (gravel) system and/or a sump
pump, to prevent ground water flooding damage to the support
equipment or hot tub structure
Install protective waterproof conduit to house light,
or topside control cables that will be buried
Access for future service must be considered at the time of
design and installation. Difficult access can result in supplemental service labour charges not covered by the factory warranty. Consider easily removable deck materials.
OVERALL SUPPORT
Your Hydropool hot tub is equipped with a factory installed load support
substructure, which distributes the weight of the water over the entire
foot area of the hot tub. The cabinet, either factory installed or customized on-site, should be decorative only, and not relied on for overall
support. Never suspend a hot tub from a deck or floor by the outer
acrylic edge, as this will lead to product damage and/or serious
personal injury.
In regions where freeze/thaw occurs, or where there will be custom
decking abutting the hot tub we recommend the installation of sonotubes beneath the pad to prevent shifting.
IN-GROUND & Partial IN-GROuND
INSTALLATIONS
For units being installed fully or partially in the ground, the type of
support will again vary based on whether or not the tub is being
installed in an area with freeze/thaw conditions. Hydropool does
not recommend back-filling full in-ground or partial in-ground
installations.
• Non-freezing climates – it is sufficient to ensure that the base
WOOD OR
CONCRETE DECK
FACTORY
FOAM
INSULATION
WOOD OR
CONCRETE
DECK
CONCRETE
OR WOOD
RETAINING
WALL
FACTORY INSTALLED
PLUMBING
ORIGINAL
COMPACTED
EARTH
OPEN CAVITY
BELOW
FROST
LINE
FACTORY INSTALLED
PLUMBING
POURED 4" SLAB
POURED 4" SLAB
6" GRAVEL
FRENCH DRAIN
6" GRAVEL
CONCRETE
FOOTINGS
LEVELING YOUR HYDROPOOL HOT TUB
After the hot tub is properly positioned on the support base,
the entire unit should be checked with a level and shimmed
as necessary. Should you find that the support base is sloped
or otherwise uneven, level your hot tub using TAPERED wood
shims where necessary, ensuring that the tapered end extends
at least 61 cm (24 in.) under the unit.
This will insure contact with the support substructure to
appropriately distribute the weight of the unit. Do not just
shim under the cabinet base outside edge, as this will
cause structural stress on the unit, potentially causing
unwarrantable damage to the hot tub structure and /or shell.
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EQUIPMENT ACCESSIBILITY
and Protection
remote EQUIPMENT Placement
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hen your hot tub is to be installed above-ground, the cabinet is designed
for both protection and accessibility
• When your hot tub is to be installed fully or partially in the ground, if you
are relocating the equipment remotely from the hot tub, or if you have
ordered a hot tub without a cabinet: it is necessary that the equipment is
installed in an area that is dry, protected from the elements, has proper
ventilation and is easily accessible for service
• Always ensure that the equipment is mounted on a raised base or platform
to prevent potential water damage to the motor, equipment or controls
• Ensure that access to the equipment and the
working area around the equipment is large enough to accommodate a
service person
• The equipment should be located as close to the hot tub as possible to
maximize jet performance.
• Where you have ordered your hot tub with optional remote equipment,
ensure that the equipment is not located more than 3 m. (10 ft.) from the
hot tub.
• Use only 2 in. flex-pipe or larger for the pipe runs from the equipment to
the hot tub, with minimal use of elbows or other pipe restrictions.
• Install protective waterproof conduit to house applicable cords or line
extensions such as the sensor and top-side control cables, light wires or
ozone tubing.
• In climates where freeze / thaw occurs we recommend that remote
plumbing lines be buried below the frost line and that pipe insulation is
applied over all pipes that run from the hot tub to the remote equipment to
help maintain energy efficiency.
Whenever possible, install the pump(s) and control with
heater below water level to ensure easy priming and
maximize performance. Where above-grade equipment location is necessary, please ensure that your hot tub is equipped with the Remote AboveGrade Equipment Package.
The equipment must be located in an area where it will remain dry and will not
be exposed to rain, snow or ground water. The standard Hydropool hot tub
has the equipment installed inside the protective cedar cabinet.
UNLOADING / HANDLING YOUR HOT TUB
All Hydropool hot tubs are shipped with a protective combination layer of foam wrap, cardboard and plastic film. Each hot tub
is factory strapped onto a wood skid. If your hot tub is to be
delivered by your local dealer, it will generally arrive on a flat
bed truck or low profile trailer. Most dealers are equipped with
the necessary equipment to maneuver the hot tub from the truck
to the dolly or cart that will be used to move your hot tub to the
installation location.
Most Hydropool models require a clearance width of at least 100 cm.
(39 in.) to allow movement of the unit on its side through alley-ways,
fence openings, etc. Where this is not possible, the use of a crane to
lift the hot tub from the truck or trailer over the house to the patio or
yard is often a simple and economical option.
• Do not move or place the hot tub on
the side where the equipment is located
as damage could occur
• Never roll or flip the hot tub end over
end as the cabinet could be damaged
• Never lift or handle the hot tub by the
plumbing
• Make sure that there is sufficient assistance
to gently slide the hot tub off the dolly or
cart to the support base without any damage
Should your hot tub arrive in a common closed box trailer, it may be
necessary to arrange with a local towing company for a tilt and load
tow truck, with a pulley winch system, to pull the skid from the larger
trailer to the lower profile tow truck flat bed. The hot tub can be gently
slid off the low profile trailer and positioned on its side on a cart or
dolly.
Important Note: Damage caused during transportation or by improper
handling is not covered by the factory warranty.
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IMPORTANT ELECTRICAL SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Safety comes first. When installing & using this electrical equipment,
basic safety precautions MUST always be followeD!
1 READ AND FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS
2 Electrical installation must be completed by a qualified electrician in accordance with all National, Regional
and Local Codes and Regulations in effect at the time of installation.
3 Connect only to a dedicated circuit protected by a class ‘A’ two-pole
ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI)
4 Use copper conductors only!
5 The hot tub equipment and all electrical plugs, outlets and lights
within 1.5m (5ft) of the unit must be G.F.C.I protected. Consult your
electrician or local electrical authority for further details.
6 A green colored terminal or a terminal marked “G”, “GR”,
“Ground”, or “Grounding” is located inside the supply
terminal box or compartment. To reduce the risk of electric shock,
this terminal must be connected to the grounding means provided
in the electric supply service panel with a continuous copper wire
equivalent in size to the circuit conductors supplying the equipment.
7 At least two lugs marked “BONDING LUGS” are provided on
the external surface or on the inside of the supply terminal
box or compartment. To reduce the risk of electric
shock, connect the local common bonding grid in the area of the hot
tub to these terminals with an insulated or bare copper conductor
not smaller than No.6 AWG (Canada/Europe) / No.8 AWG (USA).
8 All field installed metal components such as rails, ladders, drains
or other similar hardware within 3 m (10 ft) of the hot tub shall be
bonded to the equipment grounding bus with copper conductors
not smaller than No.6 AWG.
NORTH AMERICA
Gold Series
Platinum Series/Luxury Edition
Luxury 60 Jet and Luxury 80 Jet Series
40A
50A
60A
EUROPE
Wire Size
North America
• T he minimum wire size for systems that require a 40A GFCI is #8/3
c/w ground (also refered to as #8 gauge / 4 conductor).
• The minimum wire size for systems that require a 50A or 60A GFCI
is #6/3 c/w ground (also refered to as #6 gauge / 4 conductor).
Europe
• The minimum wire size for European system is 2.5 mm2
copper wire.
Important Note:
• This guide is for standard installations where the wire
run is 15 m (50 ft.) or less. For longer wire runs, consult a
qualified electrician.
G.F.C.I./R.C.D. Application Guide for
hydropool Self clean series
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Gold Series/Platinum Series/Luxury Edition
20A
Luxury 60 Jet and Luxury 80 Jet Series
40A
North America – GFCI INSTALLATION
Important Note: Installation of the GFCI-Circuit Breaker, including ampere sizing and selection of conductor size
and type, must be performed by a qualified electrician in accordance with the National Electrical Code, or
the Canadian Electrical Code, and all Federal, State/Provincial and local codes and regulations in
effect at the time of installation.
SIEMENS - TYPICAL
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NOTE THIS - The white Neutral wire
from the back of the GFCI MUST be
connected to an incoming Line
Neutral. The internal mechanism of
the GFCI requires this neutral
connection. The GFCI will not work
without it.
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60
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F
TEST
W hite W ire
Line Neutral
LOAD
POW ER
LOAD
NEUTRAL
LOAD
POW ER
LINE NEUTRAL From
Electric
Service
Panel
or
Other
Source
LINE 2 - INPUT
LINE 1 - INPUT
GROUND
GROUND - INPUT
Note : Ground
bar (included)
must be installed
in panel.
GROUND TO SPA
LOAD 2 -
To hot tub
support
equipment
120 volts
LOAD NEUTRAL -
240 volts
120 volts
LOAD 1 -
square d - TYPICAL
Bottom View of G.F.C.I.
(Square D)
Front View of G.F.C.I. (Square D)
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WHITE
WHITE
TBI
WHITE (NEUTRAL)
BLACK (HOT)
RED (HOT)
GREEN (GROUND)
GRN (GROUND)
WHITE
RED (HOT)
WHITE
GRN (GROUND)
BLACK (HOT)
BLACK (HOT)
WHITE
BLK (HOT)
RED (HOT)
GRN
WHITE (NEUTRAL)
RED (HOT)
BLACK (HOT)
GRN (GROUND)
RED (HOT)
1
2
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4
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EUROPE – R.C.D. INSTALLATION - TYPICAL
Important Note: Installation of the R.C.D. - Circuit Breaker, including ampere sizing and selection of
conductor size and type, must be performed by a qualified electrician in accordance with National,
Regional and Local Codes and Regulations in effect at the time of installation.
House Breaker Box
(Neutral)
TO HOT TUB SUPPORT
EQUIPMENT
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ACCESSORIES
PILLOWS
TUBULAR PILLOWS
The tubular pillows are a friction fit. Simply compress the ends
slightly, and slide into the semi-circular recess above the seat
or lounger, with the Hydropool logo facing out.
CORNER WRAP PILLOWS
The corner wrap pillows are pre-installed at the factory and are
attached via friction fit. To remove, grasp ends of pillow and lift
up from hot tub seat. To re-install, reverse procedure.
Although the pillows are designed to remain in-place in the hot tub, to extend the life of the pillows, remove after each use.
WATERFALL PILLOWS
If you received the optional waterfall package, remove the blade from the waterfall receiver fitting in the hot tub (already
installed at the factory). Insert the waterfall blade through the front of the special waterfall pillow. The front flange of
the waterfall blade will be recessed into the front of the pillow. If it is not recessed, the blade needs to be removed and
re-inserted through the opposite side of the pillow. Push the pillow into the semi-circular recess, ensuring that the portion of the
blade protruding out of the back of the pillow inserts firmly into the waterfall receiver fitting.
YOUR DREAM SCENTS AROMATHERAPY SYSTEM
Operational Instructions:
This exclusive aromatherapy system is independent from the blower and uses liquid
scents.
To operate the system is very simple:
1) To Refill begin by opening the cap “counterclockwise” on the unit and remove.
There are arrows on the cap to indicate the direction in which to turn the cap to
open. Then fill the reservoir with your favorite Hydropool liquid scent (or equivalent).
To replace cap perform the reverse of the above directions.
2) Now the system is ready to work: just push the button to release the scent into the
hot tub and repeat to add more liquid scent as desired, please note by turning the
button clockwise you can lock it so that any accidental pushing of the button will
not result in adding unwanted liquid scent when not desired.
To unlock turn button counter-clockwise.
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FILTER/ICE-BUCKET LIDS
The filter and ice-bucket covers provide that finishing touch to your
Hydropool hot tub. As the covers are identical to each other, simply place
over either opening for a finished appearance.
LED Mood lIGHTing
Press the ‘light’ pad on the topside control to start the following LED lighting modes. Pressing the ‘light’ pad on/off within 3 seconds
cycles through the various ‘light shows’. When the LED lighting is turned off for more than 5 seconds, then turned back on, the
system will resume the last ‘light show’.
Description of Light Shows:
• Mode 1 – Synchronous colour change
• Mode 2 – Freeze mode, freezes on selected colour blend from above mode (gives unlimited colour blend selection)
• Mode 3 – solid colour blue
• Mode 4 – solid colour green
• Mode 5 – solid colour red
• Mode 6 – solid white (simulated)
For systems with optional Galaxy light package:
• Mode 7 – Galaxy lights OFF; interior lights ON
• Mode 8 – Galaxy lights ON; interior lights OFF
SAFETY HARDCOVER LOCKS
The safety hard cover is designed to open away from the
control area, however, if the hot tub is symmetrical in dimension,
the cover can be oriented to open in either direction. Simply
place the cover on the hot tub, pull the straps down so that
they are fully extended, then release slightly so that there
is approximately 6 mm (1/4 in.) of slack. Mark the position
on the cabinet, and fasten the receiver clip with the screws
provided.
WARNING
Always ensure the safety hard cover
is in place and locked whenever the hot
tub is not being used.
OPTIONAL COVER REMOVER
Hydropool offers several different devices to assist in the removal of the safety hard
cover. Please refer to the instructions supplied with your particular cover remover for
installation. For further information, contact your local Hydropool retailer.
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FILLING, CHECKING AND STARTING YOUR HOT TUB
CHECKING
• Although your hot tub was thoroughly water-tested in
the factory, some loosening of fittings can occur during
shipping. Before any decking, tiling or carpeting is completed around the installation, fill and operate your hot tub
to test for leaks (this ensures easy access and inexpensive
correction). Check all union connections and plumbing for
minor leaks. In the event of a leak, ensure all union connections and pump plugs are tight and all o-rings/gaskets are
in place.
STARTING
• Before applying voltage to power-up your hot tub, it
is very important that you understand the sequence of
events that occur when the system is activated in order
that the pump can be primed efficiently and damage to
the system can be avoided.
UNIONS
• Turn the main power “on” at your electrical panel.
• Follow the control instructions for your particular model
hot tub to put the pump into low speed. See section
HYDROPOOL CONTROL SYSTEMS
PUMP PRIMING/RELEASING AN AIR LOCK
• On some systems a
message will appear on the
display indicating that the system is in PUMP PRIMING
MODE.
This mode will last for 4 to 5 minutes before automatically
entering the normal operation mode. See complete details for
your spa in section HYDROPOOL CONTROL SYSTEMS
HOSE BIB
PROPER WATER LEVEL
FILLING
• When adding water for the first time, the hot tub should be
filled through the skimmer opening (helps to prevent air locks)
using a standard garden hose, turning the tap on slowly to
prevent damage to the surface by a jerking hose connection.
• Pull up the handles on the intake and return gate valves
(handles are pulled up when valves are open and pushed
down when valves are closed).
• Ensure the drain hose-bib is closed.
• Ensure that all jets are open.
See section JET & FEATURE OPERATION
• When the hot tub pump is located below water level, the
water should start circulating immediately. If the motor
works but you do not notice water circulation within the
first 15 seconds, the pump may require priming due to
trapped air (referred to as an ‘air lock’). To prime (inset 2), open
the hose-bib to allow trapped air to escape. Close as soon as
the water flow from the jets becomes regular. If the pumps
have not primed after 2 minutes, and water is not flowing from the jets, DO NOT allow the pumps to continue to
run. Turn power off at the main house panel (or GFCI) and
try releasing the air again by loosening the union on the
discharge side of the pump(s) while the motor is not
running. Turn the power back on. If the pump(s) does not
prime after 15 seconds, sometimes momentarily turning the
pump(s) off and on will help the system to prime (note: do not
do this more than 5 times).
• Important: Under NO circumstances should the pump(s)
be allowed to operate without priming beyond 5
minutes, as this may not only cause unwarrantable
damage to the pump, it may also cause the control
system to go into an overheat condition.
Definition: ‘Priming’ a pump is a term used to describe the
process in which air trapped in the plumbing and pump wetend (referred to as an ‘air lock’) is released, allowing the pump
to move water efficiently through the plumbing system and to
the jets.
• Fill the hot tub to the recommended level, approximately
19 mm (3/4“) from the top of the skimmer opening.
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RELEASING AIR TRAPPED IN FILTER...
• When the pump starts circulating on low speed, it will be
necessary to release trapped air in the filter. Carefully
loosen the vent valve counter-clockwise until there is the
hissing sound of air escaping. Once there is a steady
stream of water, close the vent valve, ensuring that the
o-ring does not become pinched.
• Turn the pump onto high speed and re-check for leaks. The control
system will automatically return the pump to low speed after 15 minutes.
• Adjust the hot tub heat control at the topside panel to the desired
water temperature.
AIR VENT VALVE
• Adjust water balance (pH, TA, calcium hardness) to recommended
levels and add sanitizer.
See section HOT TUB WATER MAINTENANCE
• The hot tub will require 8-10 hours to reach the desired
temperature.
• Keep insulated safety hard cover on the hot tub, and the air
controls closed during the entire heat up process.
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HYDROPOOL SELF CLEAN SERIES CONTROL SYSTEMS
NORTH AMERICA / EUROPE
HYDROPOOL SELF CLEAN – GOLD SERIES
North America
Europe
TEMPERATURE CONTROL FUNCTIONALITY
AND ADJUSTMENT
After you manually exit or the system automatically exits
Priming Mode, your hot tub will automatically heat to the factory
preset default temperature of 38˚C (100˚F) The topside panel will
briefly show the default temperature, and then the display will
appear as follows:
INITIAL START-UP
Before applying voltage to power-up your hot tub, it is very important
that you understand the sequence of events that occur when the
system is activated in order that the pump can be primed efficiently and damage to the system can be avoided.
Note that the water temperature is not
yet displayed, as the system requires
approximately 2 minutes of water flow through
the heater to determine temperature. This is referred to as
‘polling’ and is indicated on the display by the
icon. After
2 minutes the display will show the current measured water
temperature
At initial power-up, this display will appear,
and the system will show 4 sets of numbers
in succession (ie. 49 then 63 then 37 then 24). These numbers
represent the current software revision, and the system input
voltage.
After the initial software indicators are shown,
this display will appear. This display is indicating
that the system is in PUMP PRIMING MODE. This mode will last for
4 to 5 minutes before automatically exiting and entering the normal
operation mode. You can also manually exit PUMP PRIMING MODE
after the pump is primed.
pad to increase the temperature to the desired
Press the
setting. The Heat indicator light on the Topside Panel will shimmer for 90 seconds, indicating that the system is not yet heating,
then will illuminate solidly to indicate that the heater circuit has
been energized and the spa water is being heated.
In Standard Operating Mode, the system automatically
activates Pump 1 low speed every 30 minutes for at least 2 minutes.
After 2 minutes, the spa water temperature is determined. At
this point, if the water temperature is lower than the set temperature, P1 will continue to run and the Heat indicator light on
the Topside Panel will illuminate.
The heater will operate until the water temperature reaches the
set temperature point, after which, both the heater and Pump 1
low will automatically turn off.
While in this mode, the heater circuit is disabled to allow the
priming process to be completed without the possibility of energizing the heater element during low flow or no flow conditions.
The system will not automatically activate any of the functions,
however, by pushing the
pad on the topside control, the
pump can be manually activated to facilitate priming.
Definition: ‘Priming’ a pump is a term used to describe
the process in which air trapped in the plumbing
and pump wet-end (referred to as an ‘air lock‘)
is released, allowing the pump to move water
efficiently through the plumbing system and to
the jets.
To Check/Change the Set Temperature
The last measured temperature is constantly
displayed on the topside panel.
When this pad is pressed once any time during
normal operation, the display will show the set temperature
for 3 seconds. Press this pad a second time to increaseor
decreasethe set temperature. To change the direction of the
temperature settings (ie. lower vs. raise the temperature), allow the display to revert back to the current water
temperature then press the
pad again.
PUMP PRIMING MODE
As soon as ‘PR’ is indicated on the topside
panel, push the
pad to start Pump 1
in low speed, then again to switch to high
speed to facilitate priming. See FILLING, CHECKING AND
STARTING YOUR HOT TUB for complete instructions on
pump priming.
Once pump priming has been successfully completed, press
the
pad to turn off the pump.
Next, manually exit PRIMING MODE by pressing the
pad. If
you do not manually exit PRIMING MODE, it will automatically
terminate after 4 to 5 minutes. Be sure that the pump is primed
before exiting this mode.
The temperature can be adjusted from 26˚C (80˚F) to
40˚C (104˚F) in 1˚ increments.
Heater Function
The heater operates with pump low-speed only, and turns off
when ever pump high-speed or blower is activated.
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PUMP / JETS FUNCTION
MODE FUNCTION
A combination of keypads is used to change hot tub operation
to either ‘STANDARD’, ‘ECONOMY’ or ‘SLEEP’ mode.
Press this pad to activate the pump
1st press – turns on low speed
2nd press – turns on high speed
3rd press – turns off pump
PROGRAMMING Mode Function
Press
then
- the current mode setting will flash on
the display
When low speed is already operating, the 1st press of the
pad puts the pump directly into high speed.
Press
repeatedly to select mode
STANDARD MODE
The system automatically starts the pump low speed every 30
minutes to measure water temperature, and maintain the set
temperature.
briefly, then the last measured water
The display will show
temperature. The current water temperature is displayed only
after the pump has been operating for at least 2 minutes.
Low speed starts automatically every 30 minutes to measure
water temperature (in STANDARD Mode only – see MODE
FUNCTION), when a filter cycle is activated, or when a freeze
condition is detected.
When the blower (optional) is manually activated, the pump
low speed is automatically activated and operates until the
blower times out. If the blower is turned on even briefly, and
then turned back off, low speed will operate for a minimum of
2 minutes.
ECONOMY MODE
The system will heat to the set temperature only during the
filter cycles. The display will show
when the temperature is
non-current. When the temperature is current, the display will
alternate between
and the water temperature.
PUMP AUTOMATIC TIME-OUT
High speed – 15 minutes
Low speed – 4 hours
SLEEP MODE
The system will heat to within 10˚C (20˚F) of the set temperature
only during filter cycles. The display will show
until the
mode is changed.
FILTER CYCLES
The system will automatically activate the pump low speed
to filter the water either once or twice each day, and can be
programmed by the user.
The first filter cycle begins 6 minutes after the spa is initially
powered up. The second filter cycle begins 12 hours after the
start of the first filter cycle. The filter cycle duration - length of
time the pump low runs - is programmable from 1 to 12 hours (F1
to F12). The factory default is 2 hours, twice daily.
PROGRAMMING Filter Cycles
To change the factory default filter cycle settings
Press
then
- the current filter cycle duration will
be displayed
Press
again to adjust the filter cycle duration
Press
then
to exit programming mode and save changes.
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STANDBY / DRAIN ASSIST (North America Only) LED MOOD LIGHTING
The standby/drain assist feature stops the system from
operating automatically, allowing for convenient filter cartridge
removal and for safe draining of the hot tub. The following pads
must be pressed within 3 seconds of each other.
Press
then the
pad - the display will flash
Press the
pad on the topside control to start the
selection of LED lighting modes. Pressing the
pad on/off
within 3 seconds cycles through the various ‘light shows’.
When the LED lighting is turned off for more than 5 seconds, then
turned back on, the system will resume the last ‘lightshow’.
.
The system will automatically turn off the mood lighting after 4
hours.
If the system is heating when Standby Mode is activated,
will flash on the display and the pump will continue to operate
for 15 seconds to allow the heater to cool off before stopping.
VARIABLE AIR THERAPY SYSTEM
Press this pad to turn the blower on and off.
All functions will turn off, but the pump low speed can be actipad) to facilitate draining the hot
vated (by pressing the
tub - the display will show DN.
Press any pad other than the
normal operation
The system will automatically turn off the blower after 15 minutes.
Refer to Page 23 for Variable Air Therapy System Operating
Instructions.
pad to return the system to
PURGE CYCLES BLOWER ONLY
The system automatically activates the blower for 30 seconds
at the begining of each cycle to expel any water accumulated
into the Variable Air Therapy System (VATS).
For European models you must turn the power OFF.
See DRAINING YOUR HOT TUB for detailed instructions.
OZONATOR OPTIONAL
The ozonator operates during FILTER CYCLES only
FREEZE PROTECTION
If the temperature sensor detects a drop to 4˚C (39˚F) within the heater chamber, the system automatically activates
the pump to provide freeze protection. The pump will
operate until the temperature reaches 5˚C (41˚F) before returning to normal system mode.
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HYDROPOOL SELF CLEAN SERIES CONTROL SYSTEMS
NORTH AMERICA / EUROPE
HYDROPOOL SELF CLEAN – PLATINUM, LUXURY AND LUXURY PLUS SERIES
PUMP PRIMING MODE
As soon as PRIMING MODE is indicated
on the topside panel, push the left
pad
to start Pump 1 in low speed, then again
to switch to high speed. Push the
center
pad and right
pad to start
Flashing Pump 2 and *Pump 3 respectively
Pump Icon(s)
(*Luxury Edition only). These are both
single speed - high only. All of the pumps
will now be operating in high speed to facilitate priming. See
FILLING, CHECKING AND STARTING YOUR HOT TUB for complete instructions on pump priming.
Platinum and Luxury
Once pump priming has been successfully completed,
press the
pads to turn off the pumps. Next, manually exit Priming Mode by pressing either the
pad or the
pad. If you do not manually exit Priming Mode, it will
automatically terminate after 4 to 5 minutes. Be sure that the
pumps have been primed before exiting this mode.
Luxury Plus Series
INITIAL START-UP
Before applying voltage to power-up your hot tub, it is very
important that you understand the sequence of events that
occur when the system is activated in order that the pumps
can be primed efficiently and damage to the pumps can be
avoided.
TEMPERATURE CONTROL
FUNCTIONALITY and Adjustment
After you manually exit or the system automatically exits
Priming Mode, your hot tub will automatically heat to the factory preset default temperature of 38˚C (100˚F). The topside
panel will briefly show the default temperature, and then the
display will appear as follows:
Note that the water temperature is not
yet displayed, as the system requires
approximately 2 minutes of water flow
through the heater to determine
temperature. This is referred to as ‘polling’
and is indicated on the display by the
Flashing
Pump 1 Low speed Icon
icon. After 2 minutes the display
will show the current measured water
temperature.
At initial power-up, this display will appear,
and the system will show 4 sets of
numbers in succession (ie. 100 then 114
then 28 then 240). These numbers represent
the current software revision, and the system input voltage.
After the initial software indicators are
shown, this display willappear. This display
is indicating that the system is in PUMP
PRIMING MODE. This mode will last for
4 to 5 minutes before automatically exiting
Flashing
and entering the normal operation mode. You can also manually
exit the PUMP PRIMING MODE after the pumps are primed.
Press the
pad to increase the
temperature to the desired setting. The
icon will appear on the display
indicating that the heater has been
activated.
While in this mode, the heater circuit is disabled to allow the
priming process to be completed without the possibility of energizing the heater element during low flow or no flow conditions.
The system will not automatically activate any of the functions,
however, by pushing the
pads on the topside control, the
pumps can be manually activated to facilitate priming.
Flashing
Pump 1 Low speed Icon
In Standard Operating Mode, the system automatically
activates Pump 1 low speed every 30 minutes for
at least 2 minutes. After 2 minutes, the spa water
temperature is determined. At this point, if the water temperature is lower than the set temperature, P1 will
icon will appear on the
continue to run and the
display. The heater will operate until the water temperature
reaches the set temperature point, after which, both the heater
and Pump 1 low will automatically turn off.
Definition: ‘Priming’ a pump is a term used to describe the
process in which air trapped in the plumbing and pump wetend (referred to as an ‘air lock‘) is released, allowing the pump
to move water efficiently through the plumbing system and to
the jets.
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TO CHECK/CHANGE THE SET TEMPERATURE
The last measured temperature is constantly
displayed on the topside control. When either of these pads is
pressed once, the display will show the set temperature. Press
either pad a second time to increase or decrease the set temperature. After 3 seconds the display will once again show the
last measured temperature.
PUMPS AUTOMATIC TIME-OUT
P1 high speed, P2 & P3 – 15 minutes
P1 low speed – 4 hours.
PUMP & BLOWER OPERATING CONDITIONS
Platinum Series, Luxury Edition
P1 and P2 have priority over the blower. If either pump
is on high-speed, the system will not activate the blower
until either pump automatically times out or is manually
deactivated by the user.
Alternately, if only one of the high-speed pumps is ON and the
blower is already ON, when the second high-speed pump is activated, the blower will turn OFF.
The temperature can be adjusted from 21˚C (70˚F) to
40˚C (104˚F) in 1˚ increments
HEATER FUNCTION
Platinum Series, Luxury Edition: for units connected to a 16A
electrical supply service, the heater operates only on pump
1 low speed and turns off when either pump high-speed or
blower is activated.
Example 1: If P1 and P2 high-speed are activated at the same
time, and the blower button is pressed 5 minutes later, the
blower will turn ON after a 10 minute delay (balance of the P1
and P2 high-speed time-outs) and operate for 5 minutes (15
minutes minus 10 minutes)
Luxury and Luxury Plus Series Only: for units connected to a
32A electrical supply service, the heater operates with any 2
high speed pumps or 1 high-speed pump and blower.
Example 2: If one high-speed pump (either P1 or P2) and
blower are activated at the same time, and the second
high-speed pump button is pressed 5 minutes later, the blower
will automatically turn OFF, but the system will continue the
time-out countdown. If 5 minutes later, P1 or P2 is manually
turned OFF by the user, the blower will automatically turn ON
again and operate for the 5 minutes remaining before the end
of the automatic time-out.
PUMPS / JETS FUNCTION
from left to right on topside control – P1, P2,*P3
(*Luxury and Luxury Plus Series Only)
PUMP 1 (P1)
1st press – turns on low speed
– the P1 icon
spins slowly
2nd press – turns on high speed – the P1 icon
spins faster
3rd press – turns off pump
– no icon displayed
when P1 is off
When P1 low is already operating, the 1st press of the P1
pad puts the pump directly into high speed.
CLEAN-UP CYCLE
The Clean-up Cycle begins 30 minutes after the pump(s) or blower
have been turned off or have automatically timed-out. P1 low
speed and the ozonator (optional) will operate for one hour.
SETTING THE SYSTEM CLOCK TIME
Low speed P1 starts automatically every 30 minutes to measure
water temperature (in STANDARD Mode only – see MODE
FUNCTION), when a filter cycle is activated, or when a freeze
condition is detected.
The word TIME flashes on the topside control display upon
initial start-up. This reminder will disappear once the clock time
is programmed.
When P2, P3 or the blower is manually activated, P1 low
speed is automatically activated and operates until
the pump(s) or blower time out. If P2, P3 or the blower is
turned on even briefly, and then turned back off, P1 low will
operate for a minimum of 2 minutes.
Press
To set the hour: Press
time by 1 hour.
PUMP 2 (P2)
1st press – turns on high speed – the P2 icon
spins fast
2nd press – turns off pump
– no icon displayed
when P2 is off.
To set minutes: Press
time by 1 minute.
Press
then
to enter programming mode.
or
- each press changes the
to enter, and to continue to set minutes.
or
- each press changes the
Press the
pad again to continue to the filter cycle
programming mode (see below) OR Press the
pad to exit
programming mode.
PUMP 3 (P3) – LUXURY 60 AND 80 JET SERIES ONLY
1st press – turns on high speed – the P3 icon
spins fast
2nd press – turns off pump
– no icon displayed
when P3 is off.
During normal operation, pressing the
current time for 3 seconds.
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pad will display the
FILTER CYCLES
Once the system clock time has been programmed, the
system will automatically activate P1 low speed to filter the
water for 2 hours twice each day. During the filter cycle, the
display will show FILTER 1 or FILTER 2.
At this point PROGRAM, FILTER 2 and END TIME will appear on
the display
FACTORY PRESET DEFAULT
Press the
pad again to enter the filter cycle times into the
system and exit programming mode.
Adjust time as above
‘FILTER 1’ the system automatically activates P1 low to operate
from 8 AM to 10 AM. The filter 1 (F1) LED indicator on the left
side of the topside control panel will light during filter cycle 1
operation.
The ‘F1’ light on the left side of the topside control panel will
illuminate to indicate that the system is in Filter 1 cycle.
The ‘F2’ light on the left side of the topside control panel will
illuminate to indicate that the system is in Filter 2 cycle.
‘FILTER 2’ the system automatically activates P1 low to operate
from 8 PM to 10 PM. The filter 2 (F2) LED indicator on the left
side of the topside control panel will light during filter cycle 2
operation.
PURGE CYCLES
The system automatically activates P2, P3 and the blower
for 30 seconds at the beginning of each filter cycle to expel any
water accumulated in the Variable Air Therapy System (VATS).
PROGRAMMING FILTER CYCLES
To change the factory default filter cycle settings
Press
then
then
then
within three
seconds.
MODE FUNCTION
This pad is used to change hot tub operation to either
to enter
mode programming and press
to select the desired mode.
The LCD will flash until
is pressed again to confirm the
selection.
(You will already have advanced to this point if you pressed
after completing the SETTING THE SYSTEM CLOCK TIME
sequence)
STANDARD, ECONOMY or SLEEP mode. Press
At this point PROGRAM, FILTER 1 and START TIME will appear on
the display
To set the hour: Press
time by 1 hour.
Press
- each press changes the
to enter, and to continue to set minutes.
To set minutes: Press
time by 5 minutes
Press
or
STANDARD MODE
The system automatically starts P1 low speed every 30
minutes to measure water temperature, and maintain the
set temperature. The word STANDARD will remain on the
display along with the last measured temperature. The
current water temperature is displayed only after the pump has
been operating for at least 2 minutes.
or
- each press changes the
ECONOMY MODE
The system will heat to the set temperature only during the filter
cycles. The display will show the word ECONOMY.
to enter, and to proceed
At this point PROGRAM,
appear on the display
FILTER 1 and END TIME will STANDARD-IN-ECONOMY MODE
To set the hour: Press
time by 1 hour.
or
Press
- each press changes the
to enter, and to continue to set minutes
To set minutes: Press
time by 5 minutes
Press
While the system is in Economy Mode, pressing any
pad
or the
pad will cause the system to activate Standard
Mode for 1 hour, after which the system will revert back to
Economy Mode. Pressing the
pad during this time will put
the system back into Economy Mode immediately.
or
SLEEP MODE
The system will heat to within 10˚C (20˚F) below the set
temperature only during filter cycles. The display will show the
word SLEEP.
- each press changes the
to enter, and to proceed
At this point PROGRAM, FILTER 2 and
on the display
Adjust time as above Press
START TIME will appear
to enter, and to proceed
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STANDBY / DRAIN ASSIST
LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY (LCD)
The standby/drain assist feature stops the system from operating
automatically, allowing for convenient filter cartridge removal and for
safe draining of the hot tub. The following pads must be pressed within
3 seconds of each other.
Continually provides feedback on the operating status of the hot tub.
Icons indicate various functions and programming information.
LCD INVERT
This feature inverts the LCD readout for convenient viewing from inside
the hot tub. To invert the readout,
Platinum and Luxury Edition: press
Luxury and Luxry Plus Series: press
or
The system will automatically exit Standy Mode after 1 hour and
resume normal operating functions.
then
Press
then the P2
pad and the display will flash:
SBY
(Platinum and Luxury Edition)
STANDBY (Luxury and Luxury Plus Series)
To return the LCD readout to normal viewing (from outside of the hot
tub), repeat.
If the system is heating when Standby Mode is activated,
will
flash on the display and the pump will continue to operate for 15 seconds to allow the heater to cool off before stopping.
TOPSIDE PANEL LOCK FEATURES
TEMPERATURE LOCK
The temperature lock feature prevents unauthorized temperature
adjustment of the hot tub water. When the temperature lock is activated, all automatic functions will continue to operate normally.
All functions will turn off, but P1 low speed can be
pad) to facilitate draining the hot tub
activated (by pressing the P1
and the display will show
(Platinum and Luxury Edition)
DRAINING
(Luxury and Luxury Plus Series)
The following pads must be pressed within 3 seconds of each other to
activate the lock:
then
then P1
Press any pad other than the P1
pad to return the system to
normal operation. See section DRAINING YOUR HOT TUB for detailed
instructions.
then
TEMPERATURE UNLOCK
The following pads must be pressed within 3 seconds of each other to
deactivate the lock:
then
then P1
LED MOOD LIGHTING
Press the
pad on the topside control to start the
selection of LED lighting modes. Pressing the
pad on/
off within 3 seconds cycles through the various ‘light
shows’. When the LED lighting is turned off for more than 5
seconds, then turned back on, the system will resume the last ‘light
show’. The system will automatically turn off the mood lighting after
4 hours.
then
When locked, the TL (Temperature Lock) light on the left side of the
topside control panel will illuminate. Only the topside control panel
temperature pads will be deactivated.
TOPSIDE PANEL FULL LOCK
The topside panel lock feature prevents unauthorized use of the hot
tub controls. When the topside control panel lock is activated, all automatic functions will continue to operate normally.
OZONATOR OPTIONAL
The ozonator operates during FILTER CYCLES and CLEAN UP CYCLES
only. The display will show the O3 icon while the ozonator is operating.
Pressing any pad on the topside control panel will suspend ozonator
function for 1 hour.
The following pads must be pressed within 3 seconds of each other to
activate the lock:
then P1
FREEZE PROTECTION
If the temperature sensor detects a drop to 4˚C (39˚F) with in the heater
chamber, the system automatically activates the pumps to provide
freeze protection. The pumps will operate until the temperature
reaches 5˚C (41˚F) before returning to normal system mode.
then
TOPSIDE PANEL UNLOCK
The following pads must be pressed within 3 seconds of each other to
deactivate the lock:
then P1
VARIABLE AIR THERAPY SYSTEM (OPTIONAL – Factory Installed)
Press this pad to turn the blower on and off.
then
When locked, the PL light (Panel Lock) on the left side of the topside control
panel will illuminate. All of the topside control panel pads will be deactivated
except for the
pad.
The system will automatically turn off the blower after 15 minutes.
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1
VARIABLE AIR THERAPY SYSTEM CONTROL FUNCTIONS:
2
Press: Blower button on main control to activate system.
1) ON/OFF :
3
Press 1: The Blower starts at maximum Speed. LED: ON
Press 2: The blower stops. LED: OFF
2) TO CONTROL SPEED:
Press 1 and hold: Speed goes up or down, LED: ON when
pressing. Release pressure at the desired speed.
3) TO CONTROL PULSATION:
Press 1: Slow Pulsation Cycle, LED: ON.
Press 2: Quick Pulsation Cycle, LED: Flashes.
Press 3: Pulsation Cycle OFF, LED: OFF.
TOPSIDE PANEL DISPLAY MESSAGES
/
/
/
/
(solid)
Overheat – Spa has shut down. One of the sensors has detected
48˚C (119˚F) at the heater.
Spa has shut down – sensor plugged into Sensor ‘A’ port not
working.
DO NOT ENTER WATER! Remove cover and allow water to
cool. Reset system by pressing any topside control panel pad. If
system does not reset, shut off power and call your dealer.
Spa has shut down – sensor plugged into Sensor ‘B’ port not
working.
/
/
Sensors are out of balance – If topside display alternates
between temperature and SNS, then occurrence may
be temporary and will correct itself. The spa shuts down
completely when the SNS message is flashing on the
display.
POSSIBLE CAUSES OF OVERHEATING
• filter cycle too long or overlapping
(pump running for extended periods of time)
• isolation/gate valves partially closed
• extremely hot weather/high ambient temperatures
• defective sensor wire
/
/
/
(flashing) Overheat – Spa has shut down. One of the sensors has
detected that the spa water is 44.5˚C (112˚F).
/
A substantial difference in temperature between the
sensors has been detected – this could indicate a flow
problem. Check water level in spa and add if necessary. If water
level is okay, make sure that pumps are primed and all gate
valves are fully opened.
DO NOT ENTER WATER! Remove cover and allow water to
cool. At 42˚C (107˚F) the system should automatically reset. If
system does not reset, shut off power and call your dealer.
/
Persistent low flow problem – displays on the fifth
occurrence of an HFL message within a 24 hour
period. Heater circuit is deactivated but other spa functions
continue to operate normally. Check water level in spa and add
if necessary. If water level is okay, make sure that pumps are
primed and all gate valves are fully opened. Press any topside
panel pad to reset.
POSSIBLE CAUSES OF OVERHEATING
• filter cycle too long or overlapping
(pump running for extended periods of time)
• isolation/gate valves partially closed
• extremely hot weather/high ambient temperatures
• defective sensor wire
/
Potential freeze condition detected. Pumps and blower will
automatically activate when temperature drops to 4˚C (39˚F)
regardless of operation mode.
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TOPSIDE PANEL DISPLAY MESSAGES CONTINUED
/
/
Inadequate water detected in heater chamber - Check water
level in spa and add if necessary. If water level is okay, make
sure that pumps are primed and all gate valves are fully opened.
Press any topside panel pad to reset.
Allows for convenient draining of the spa using the P1 low
speed. Can only be accessed while in Standby mode. Press any
topside control pad except for P1 to return to normal operation
mode.
/
/
System is operating in STANDARD mode. See section Hydropool
Self Clean Control Systems for complete details.
Inadequate water detected in heater chamber – displays on
third occurrence of a dr message within a 24 hour period.
The spa shuts down completely when the DRY message is
flashing on the display. Check water level in spa and add if
necessary. If water level is okay, make sure that pumps
are primed and all gate valves are fully opened. Press any
topside panel pad to reset.
/
System is operating in ECONOMY mode.
See section Hydropool Self Clean Control Systems for
complete details.
/
Priming mode – occurs when spa is first powered up, or when
power has been restored after a power interruption. Allows for
safe priming of the pumps. See section Hydropool Self Clean
Control Systems for complete details.
System is operating in STANDARD-IN-ECONOMY mode.
See section Hydropool Self Clean Control Systems for
complete details.
/
System is operating in SLEEP mode. See section Hydropool Self
Clean Control Systems for complete details.
--- / --F / --C
Temperature unknown – after the pump has been operating for
2 minutes, the current water temperature will be displayed.
--- / ----
If spa water temperature is more than 7˚C (20˚F) cooler than
the set temperature, the system will automatically activate the
heater to provide freeze protection. This is a normal function; no
corrective action is necessary.
Temperature not current while in Economy or Sleep mode
– In either of these modes, the pump may be off for hours
in between filter cycles. To view the current spa water
temperature, either switch to Standard mode or turn on the
pump for at least 2 minutes.
/
/
Stops the control system from operating automatically to allow
filter cartridge removal. Press any topside control pad except
for P1 to return to normal operation mode.
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JET AND FEATURE OPERATION
Ozone
Cluster
Jet
Cluster Storm
Directional Jet
Poly Storm
Acupressure Jet
Cluster Storm
Pulsator Jet
Poly Storm
Multi Massage Jet
Cluster Storm
Rifle Jet
Mini Storm
Galaxy Jet
Poly Storm
Rifle Jet
Mini Storm
Massage Jet
Power Storm
Resonator Jet
JET WATER FLOW ADJUSTMENT
Mini Storm
Multi Massage Jet
Power Storm
Rifle Jet
Mini Storm
Directional Jet
Power Storm
Twin Roto Jet
INTERCHANGING JET INSERTS
Your Hydropool hot tub features adjustable water flow on specific
hydrotherapy jets. To reduce the flow: grasp the outer flange of the jet,
and turn clockwise approximately a 1/4 turn. When it hits the stop, the
jet is considered closed, and flow will be restricted.
To increase the flow: from the closed position, turn the jet counterclockwise approximately 1/4 turn. When it hits the stop, the jet is open,
and there is maximum jet flow. Do not attempt to turn the jet past the
stop, as this will unclip the jet internal from the socket.
All Hydropool hot tubs are shipped from the factory with the jets in the
open position.
A great feature for custom tailoring the jets in your Hydropool hot tub to
suit your personal hydrotherapy needs. Jets of like size and dimension
may be interchanged with each other, for example, if you wished to
swap a Poly Storm Directional jet for a Poly Storm Twin Roto jet, or a
Mini Storm Twin Roto jet for a Mini Storm Directional jet.
CLEANING STAINLESS STEEL
JETS & CONTROLS:
Use a Cleaner such as Brasso or Stainless Steel Cleaner to bring back
the lustre to your Stainless Steel parts weekly. This must be done
otherwise the stainsteel will discolor and possibly rust due chemical
exposure.
JET AIR FLOW ADJUSTMENT
Your Hydropool hot tub features adjustable air flow on specific hydrotherapy jets. To reduce the flow: turn the handle on the air control clock- CLEANING CASCADING
wise. When it hits the stop, the air is closed, and air flow will be restricted. WATERFALL JETS:
To increase the flow: turn the handle on the air control counter-clock- 1 Put hot tub in Stand By Mode.
wise. When it hits the stop, the air control is fully opened.For maximum 2 Rotate outer ring of Cascading Jet Counter Clockwise to
operating efficiency, the air controls must remain closed when your
remove cover.
hot tub is not in use.
3 Grab center nozzle with Needle-nose pliers or tweezers
- pull out and clean, then rinse.
4 Reassemble in reverse order.
ACCUPRESSURE SEQUENCE MASSAGE FILTER
This filter must be cleaned at each drain and refill of your hot tub to
ensure proper functionality of the Accupressure Sequence Massage.
It is located behind the door in the equipment area.
To access the filter screen turn large canaster section of the assembly
counter-clockwise till the apparatus separates revealing screen filter.
Run filter under tap to clean out any debris and reassemble in
reverse order.
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Jet Insert removal & Replacement
Poly/mini storm directional & twin roto
Power storm massage & twin roto
To Remove:
• Turn the jet counter-clockwise to unclip & pull out of socket.
To Re-install: ­
• Push the jet into the socket until it snaps into place, ensuring the square pin on
the back of the jet lines-up with the groove in the socket flange.
DIVERTER VALVE
When your HYDROPOOL hot tub is equipped with a diverter valve, it allows you
to direct the flow of the water so that it increases the power of the jets on the
CAPTAINS CHAIR or on the LOUNGER, or a combination of the two. Simply turn
the valve left or right.
Always: return the valve handle to the middle position before exiting the hot tub
to ensure that there is air and water flow to the ozone jet and ice-bucket/filterniche drains for proper performance.
WATERFALL CONTROL optional
TURN
If your hot tub was ordered with the optional waterfall feature, then you will have a waterfall flow control valve. The waterfall feature was
designed to provide a gentle cascade of water over the neck and shoulder area. Simply turn the top of the control clockwise for less water flow,
and counterclockwise for more water flow.
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Hydropool Surround Sound
audio & Audio/Video Systems
PLEASE NOTE:
For all audio and video configurations,
please reference the printed addendum.
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HOT TUB WATER BALANCE – GENERAL OVERVIEW
NOTABLE POINTS
• T he reliability and longevity of your hot tub support equipment are directly related to how well water
quality is maintained!
• The small volume of water in your hot tub is easily
affected by the introduction of oils, lotions, perspiration
and chemicals. It is imperative that you give your
hot tub regular attention to maintain clean, safe and
balanced water to prevent premature damage and/or failure
(corrosion/calcification) to the support equipment. Maintaining
proper hot tub water balance and sanitizer levels is extremely
important. Neglected hot water will allow bacteria to quickly
spread.
• The mineral content of hot tub water increases due to water evaporation, sanitizers and other chemicals. If the mineral concentration,
particularly calcium, becomes too high, the minerals will literally
“drop” or precipitate out of the water and deposit on the hot tub
walls, plumbing, jets, in the filter and on the heater element.
• It is very important that pH be checked frequently and maintained
in the recommended range as indicated in the chart water balance summary for your Hot Tub
• It is also very important that Total Alkalinity (the ability of the water
to resist a change in pH) be maintained in the recommended range
as indicated in the chart water balance summary for your
Hot Tub
• Although there may be two identical hot tub models right next
door to each other, the maintenance requirements will be different,
dependant on such factors as:
– bather load
– frequency of use/quantity of bathers
– different body chemistry
– sun vs. shade
– temperature
•Never pre-mix chemicals with each other prior
to adding to hot tub water.
• Add only one chemical to the water at a time.
• Always add chemicals to water and not vice-versa.
•Chemicals may be corrosive, so handle with care
and store in a cool dark place.
• Never smoke near chemicals as most are flammable
•Ensure any spilled chemicals are carefully cleaned up
immediately.
•Always have the Poison Control telephone number
handy in the event of an emergency.
• Keep chemicals out of children‘s reach
• Wear safety glasses and gloves when handling
chemicals.
INITIAL Water FILL & Balance
1 Make sure the hot tub water is circulating.
2 Add a sequesterant (stain and scale controller). Allow water to circulate for an hour before adding anything else to the hot tub water.
3 Add a Shock / oxidizing agent .
4 Add sanitizing tablets (Bromine or Chlorine) to the dispenser:
• Built in dispenser: if your Hydropool
hot tub was ordered with the
optional built in bromine/chlorine
dispenser, (located in the lid of
the cartridge filter housing), refer
to section CARTRIDGE FILTER for
details on removing and re-installing the lid. Once the filter lid is
DISPEnSER
removed, you’ll notice a clear 2.5 cm
(1”) diameter tube extending from
the bottom of the lid.
CHECK
For these reasons, it is very important to develop proper hot tub water
maintenance habits and follow your Hydropool retailer’s recommended water maintenance procedures.
eater and other component failure due to
H
improperly maintained pH or Total Alkalinity is
not covered under warranty.
CHEMICAL Handling
SAFETY HINTS
VALVE
ASSEMBLY
Expose the large Refill hole at the end of the tube and add 5 or 6 tablets. Do not overfill dispenser as performance will be affected. Turn to
expose the most number of smaller holes and allow water to circulate
for 3 to 4 hours before testing level. Adjust to lesser numder of holes
as necessary to maintain a level of 2-4 PPM Sanitizer.
• Floating dispenser: As above, add 6 or 7 tablets, adjust initially to ‘5’,
allow water to circulate for 3 to 4 hours, then test.
The tablets will dissolve slowly over a 10-14 day period, depending on
setting, and use of the hot tub.
5 Test pH and Total Alkalinity and adjust accordingly.
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GLOSSARY OF COMMON WATER MAINTENANCE TERMS
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
HLORINE – in granular, liquid or puck/tablet form, is an oxidant and biocidal agent. It is very effective and fast acting. Recommended
C
chlorine residual level is 3.0 to 5.0 ppm.
CHLORAMINES – a compound formed when chlorine combines with nitrogen or ammonia present in the water. When allowed to go
unchecked, it causes eye and skin irritation and is indicated by a strong chlorine odour.
ONE-PART BROMINE – also available in puck/tablet form, is another type of oxidant/biocidal agent, and is introduced into the hot tub
water via a brominator. Recommended bromine residual level is 3.0 to 5.0 ppm
TWO-PART BROMINE – composed of a liquid or powder component introduced manually into the water on a weekly basis, and a granular
component that is added daily or as the hot tub is used.
BROMAMINES – are formed when bromine destroys nitrogen-bearing organic matter. Unlike chloramines, bromamines don’t cause eye
irritation, however, when allowed to go unchecked, will cause an objectionable odour.
SHOCK – the practice of adding an oxidizing agent to hot tub water to destroy ammonia, nitrogenous and organic contaminants (chloramines and bromamines)
pH – a logarithmic value expressing the relative acidity or basicity of a substance (such as hot tub water) as indicated
by the hydrogen ion concentration. pH is expressed as a number on a scale of 0 to 14, where 0 is most acidic, 1 to 7 being acidic, 7 considered neutral, 7 to 14 being basic, and 14 being most basic. The ideal range for hot tub water is 7.4 to 7.6 ppm
pH INCREASER – raises the pH level of the water.
pH DECREASER – lowers the pH level of the water.
TOTAL ALKALINITY (TA) – the amount of carbonate, bicarbonate and hydroxide compounds present in the water that determines the ability
or capacity of the water to resist change in pH. Also known as the ‘buffering’ capacity.
ALKALINITY BOOSTER – raises the alkalinity.
CALCIUM HARDNESS – the calcium portion of the total alkalinity which represents 70 to 75% of total hardness. Calcium concentrations
determine whether water is ‘soft’ - too little calcium, or ‘hard’ -too much calcium.
CALCIUM BOOSTER – increases the calcium level.
TOTAL DISSOLVED SOLIDS (TDS) – a measure of the total amount of dissolved matter in the water (calcium, carbonates, bicarbonates,
magnesium, metallic compounds, etc.)
SEQUESTERANTS (STAIN AND SCALE CONTROLLERS) – keeps dissolved metals and minerals in the water from
attacking the hot tub shell and support equipment components.
DEFOAMER – removes foam build-up from the water surface. At best, this is a temporary remedy, as excessive foam is merely a symptom
of improper water balance (typically high organic residue and/or high pH).
CARTRIDGE FILTER CLEANER – degreases and cleans cartridge filters.
OZONATOR – generates Ozone (a gaseous molecule composed of 3 atoms of oxygen) and is injected into the hot tub water for the oxidation of water contaminants.
TEST KIT – used to monitor specific chemical residual or demands in the water. May be in the form of litmus strips or liquid drops.
PPM – abbreviation for ‘parts per million’, the unit of measurement used in chemical testing which indicates the parts by weight in relation
to one million parts by weight of water. Essentially identical to the term mg/L - milligrams per liter.
WATER BALANCE SUMMARY FOR YOUR HOT TUB*
SANITIZER (ppm)
Chlorine
Bromine
MIN
1.0
2.0
IDEAL
3.0 - 5.0
3.0 - 5.0
MAX
10.0
10.0
CHEMICAL
PH
7.2
7.4 - 7.6
7.8
Total Alkalinity (TA)
80
80 - 120
180
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)
300
1000 - 2000
3000
Calcium Hardness
150 200 - 400
500 - 1000
* National Spa & Pool Institute recommended levels for residential spas/hot tubs
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Water Balance Troubleshooting
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSES
SOLUTIONS
cloudy water
microscopic particles too small to filter out
Test and adjust all water balance elements and add flocculent* to cause the particles to combine together so they can
be filtered out
high Total Alkalinity
Test these water balance elements and adjust to
recommended parameters.
high pH levels
high Calcium Hardness
scale
(white/grayish deposit)
high Calcium Hardness
Test calcium hardness level and treat with sequesting agent*
or perform partial drain/refill.
skin/eye irritation
improper pH and/or Total Alkalinity levels
Test water balance and make the appropriate
adjustments.
excessive foam
buildup of body oils or cosmetics
If no water line is present you can try using defoamer* to
break up the contaminants and then a clarifier* to help filter
them away. If a water line is present the spa may need to be
drained and cleaned. Either way, the filter should be thoroughly cleaned by soaking over night in bleach. An oil absorbing
sponge can help in preventing this in the future.
Laundry detergent residual in
swimwear
Prevent by running an extra rinse cycle on washing machine
or re-rinse well by hand.
excess organic contaminants
Some organic matter is prone to causing foamy water as it
breaks down in the filter (maple leaves especially). Generally
using defoamer* to break up the contaminants, then a clarifier* to help filter them away followed by thoroughly cleaning your filter will clear up the problem. It may however be
necessary to drain and refill your spa if the foaming is quite
excessive.
low Calcium Hardness
Test calcium hardness and if necessary increase with calcium
chloride*
corrosion/etching
low Calcium Hardness and/or low Total
Alkalinity
Test calcium hardness and if necessary increase with calcium
Chloride*
discoloured water
(clear v. turbid water)
presence of metals in water
(iron, copper, etc)
Treat with chelating* or sequestering agent*
unstable pH
low Total Alkalinity levels
Test total alkalinity levels and if necessary increase with
sodium bicarbonate*
pH resistant
to changing
high Total Alkalinity levels
Test total alkalinity levels and if necessary decrease with
sodium bisulfate* or muriatic acid*
* contact your local Hydropool retailer for specific product recommendation
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Corona Discharge Ozone Technology
All Hydropool hot tubs are factory prepared to accommodate
ozonators. The Hydropool Corona Discharge Ozonator is
regarded as the most technologically advanced system on the market, allowing longer contact time with the hot tub water resulting in reduced chemical consumption and clearer, cleaner water.
Hydropool’s unique ozone injection system both maximizes
the dispersion of the ozone gas and decreases the bubble size resulting in longer contact with the water and increased water quality and
purity. The ozone/water mixture is sent down a series of tubes where
the ozone is “broken down” into even smaller bubbles before being remixed with the water reducing the “off-gassing” commonly found with
other ozone systems.
Hot Tub
Water
CD Ozonator
Mazzei
Ozone Injector
Ozone Mixing
Chamber
Ozone
Injector Jet
Routine Hot Tub Maintenance
QUARTERLY
1 D
rain hot tub at least once per quarter and clean the acrylic shell
surface with a non-abrasive cleaner designed specifically for
acrylic surfaces. See sections changing the hot tub water
and draining your hot tub
review Chemical handling
safety hints
CLEANING THE SKIMMER BASKET
DAILY
1 Activate the standby/drain assist mode
2 Remove the skimmer basket by pulling the weir door
forward, and pulling the basket up and towards the front
3 Remove debris from basket. (Note: Avoid hitting the basket against
objects to knock debris loose as this may damage the unit)
4 Reinsert basket
5 Take the system out of stanDby/drain assist mode, and as
the pump begins to operate, monitor water flow over the weir door
to assure that it is free floating
1 Test water, and if necessary, add shock.
2 Ensure proper water level is maintained.
WEEKLY
Test pH and Alkalinity. Adjust accordingly
Top-up chemical dispenser
Add sequesterant (stain and scale controller)
Remove and spray cartridge filter with garden hose and
re-install (see section CARTRIDGE FILTER)
5 Remove and clean out skimmer basket
(see section CLEANING THE SKIMMER BASKET)
6 Add Shock / oxidizing agent
7 Inspect union connections for o-ring and gasket
leaks - Tighten if loose
1
2
3
4
MONTHLY
1 S
oak your filter cartridge in a filter cartridge cleaning solution.
Rinse thoroughly and, if possible, allow to dry before re-installing.
Hydropool recommends purchasing a second filter so that while
the first is cleaning, the other is clean and ready to install
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CARTRIDGE FILTER
Locking Ring
The cartridge should be cleaned every two to four weeks, depending
on the amount of use. Signs that the filter requires cleaning include:
• Reduced jet power
• Hazy gray water
• Rattling noise in the pump or filter
• Heater not working
Air Vent Valve
Filter Lid
Removal
1 Activate the standby/drain assist mode.
2 Remove the filter cover and open the small, black air vent / bleeder
valve on the top of the filter lid.
3 Lift the Gray lock tab to disengage and turn the locking ring counter
clockwise.
4 Pull the filter lid upwards, and lift the cartridge element straight up
and out of filter housing.
Built in Chemical
dispenser
Cartridge filter
element
Cleaning
5 With a garden hose and spray nozzle, hose off the cartridge
Filter Housing
element, ensuring to carefully separate every pleat.
6 To remove collected lotions, body oils, etc. soak the cartridge in warm
CLEANING THE ACRYLIC SURFACE
water and a filter cleaning/emulsifying compound (available at your
The acrylic surface can be cleaned and polished using a soft cloth and
HYDROPOOL retailer).
acrylic cleaner, available at your Hydropool retailer.
7 A cleaning cylinder may be purchased from your HYDROPOOL Hot tub
retailer.
• Important: Do not use detergents 8 Rinse thoroughly and dry before replacing.
the remaining residues will adversely
9 Hydropool recomends purchasing a spare filter cartridge so
affect water chemistry, making it
that you always have a clean substitute ready to rotate.
difficult to maintain proper water
10 After the element has dried - if necessary, lightly brush between
balance
pleats with a fine paint-brush to remove remaining dirt particles.
•Do Not use abrasive cleaners - damage
to the acrylic surface will occur.
Do not use a wire brush or other
devise to clean cartridge element.
Do not put in dishwasher or washing
SAFETY HARD COVER
machine.
When a hot tub is uncovered, over 90% of heat is lost from the water
surface. This evaporation also affects the chemical balance and
could create humidity problems indoors. HYDROPOOL Safety Hard
Re-installation
Covers are engineered for maximum thermal efficiency and appear11 Place the cartridge filter back into the filter housing.
ance. They are hinged in the middle for easier handling, and the zip
12 Replace the filter housing lid, pushing it down to seat,
fastener allows the tapered foam inserts to be changed if damaged.
ensuring that the lid o-ring does not become twisted.
The skirt of the safety hard cover hugs the lip of the hot tub for a tight
13 Hydropool recomends that the lid o-ring be lubricated
fit. The handles are placed so that even one person can easily carry
with a non-petroleum based lubricant (ie. Silicone gel)
a large cover. The locks, with one part fastened to the deck or skirt,
when it becomes dry. This will help to prevent
prevent small children or animals from entering the hot tub.
twisting and
pinching as the lid is installed, and
Do not drag the safety hard cover across the hot tub or
significantly increase longevity of the o-ring.
decking. Fold the cover first, then lift by the handles. Standing on the
14 Install the filter lock-ring, turning clockwise until the lock
hardcover could cause the tapered foam inserts to crack, which will
tab snaps into place.
lead to water absorption.
15 Close the air vent/bleeder valve.
16 Take the system out of standby/drain assist mode.
NEVER LEAN OR STAND ON YOUR HARDCOVER.
17 When the pump starts circulating on low speed, it will be
The cover should be cleaned at least twice a year with a vinyl moisturnecessary to release trapped air in the filter. Carefully
izer and protector.
loosen the air vent/bleeder valve counter-clockwise until
there is the hissing sound of air escaping. Once there is a
steady stream of water, close the vent valve, ensuring that
the o-ring does not become pinched.
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CHANGING THE HOT TUB WATER
11 To completely flush the old water from the plumbing
lines: allow fresh water to fill into the foot-well area while the old
water continues to be pumped out. Always keep at least 10cm (4
in.) of water in the foot-well so that pump 1 remains primed.
12 When the water from the drain hose turns clear
(indicating fresh fill water), flush is complete.
13 Turn OFF the low speed pump.
14 Close the drain-hose bib on the hot tub plumbing line
and continue filling hot tub with fresh water.
15 Place cover on hot tub (to avoid splash-out).
16 Open pump 1 return gate valve.
17 Press any button on the topside control panel (other
than the pump 1 button) to take the system out of
STANDBY/DRAIN ASSIST * mode. Pump 1 low speed and
the heater will activate to circulate and heat the water
while filling continues. This also reduces the possibility of an
airlock occuring.
18 Continue adding fresh fill water until level is approximately 19mm
(3/4 in.) from the top of the skimmer opening.
19 Once fill is complete, remove the #10 rubber expansion
plug from the bottom of the skimmer housing.**
20 If the filter housing was opened to replace the cartridge
filter, it will be nessesary to release trapped air from the
filter housing by carefully loosening the small black air
vent/bleeder valve located on the top of the filter housing.
When water begins to escape close the air vent valve.
21 In the unlikely event of a pump air lock (pump 1 is
operating but there is no water movement from the
jets), refer to section PUMP PRIMING/RELEASING AN AIR LOCK
A hot tub should be drained every 8-12 weeks, depending on size
and amount of use. If your hot tub is used daily or by a large number
of bathers, the water should be drained more often. One method to
determine the approximate length of time between water changes is
to divide the water volume (in liters) of your hot tub by 13.5 and then
divide by the average number of bathers each day.
(
Formula ________ ÷ 13.5
Volume of water
in litres
) ÷ (__________) = (__________)
Average
daily bathers
Days
between
water
changes
EXAMPLE:
1000 liters divided by 13.5 divided by 2 = 37 days.
The hot tub water must be changed when the amount of dissolved
solids becomes excessive, and is usually indicated by “gray” or dull
looking water.
DRAINING YOUR HOT TUB
HYDROPOOL EXCLUSIVE QUICK-DRAIN™ & FILL
REFER TO DIAGRAM
OVERVIEW
• Requires the use of 2 garden hoses - drain hose and
fill hose
• While first garden hose is draining old water from
hot tub…
• …second hose is used to wash down interior surface of
the hot tub and for fresh water fill.
** It may be necessary to put system into STANDBY/DRAIN ASSIST*
mode in order to remove plug.
REFER TO FIGURE 1 & FIGURE 2
Locate nearest drain facility (shower, laundry tub, floor
drain, lawn, etc.).
2 Put the hot tub control system into STANDBY/DRAIN ASSIST*
mode. The system will automatically exit Standy Mode after 1 hour
and resume normal operating functions.
3 Remove the skimmer basket so that the hole beneath it is
accessible, and insert the #10 rubber expansion plug provided.
4 Attach garden hose to hose bib located on plumbing line
beside the hot tub control system.
5 Run garden hose to drain location.
6 Open hose bib.
7 Close pump1 return gate valve next to the hose bib (this directs
the water out the drain hose).
8 Activate the low speed pump.
9 Monitor the hot tub while it drains.
10 Use the second garden hose to wash down interior
surface as the hot tub continues to drain. A sponge may also be
used to wipe down the interior surface.
1
P1 GATE VALVE
FIGURE 1
HOSE BIB
FIGURE 2
WATER SOFTENERS
Never fill a hot tub with water from a water softener, as it could adversely
effect the water chemistry, making it difficult to maintain proper water
balance. If you live in an area with hard or soft water, give careful
attention to your Calcium Hardness level. Topping up with soft water
is acceptable.
* For STANDBY/DRAIN ASSIST North American Only, please note for European Gold Models TURN OFF POWER to hot tub.
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HYDROPOOL EXCLUSIVE QUICK-DRAIN™
AND SELF-CLEANING MODE INDICATOR
FILTER CARTRIDGE
CHEMICAL FEEDER
FILL HOSE
OZONATOR
DRAIN HOSE
SKIMMER/PRE-FILTER
PUMP
HEATER
FLOOR VACUUM
THE SELF-CLEANING MODE INDICATOR
This worry-free indicator is located above the access doors
of cabinet equiped swim spas, displays that the Self-Clean
and Eco Heat Systems are both functioning. Reassuring you
of your family’s safety and protection.
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Cabinet Wing-Locks
The high quality wing-locks provided on your Hydropool Hot Tub cabinet
not only firmly secure the equipment access panel, they also serve as
convenient handles for removal and replacement. In order to maintain
optimum performance and extended life, Hydropool recommends
lubricating twice annually with a silicone based lubricant.
Recommended product: Super-Lube silicone based
lubricant (or equivalent). Available at major retailers.
Caution: Do not use a petroleum based lubricant, as this
will cause premature deterioration of the lock seal.
Lubrication point
PROTECTING YOUR CABINET WOOD FINISH
HYDROPOOL hot tub cabinets are made from Western cedar and are
factory stained. Once stained, cedar weathers well, and with proper
care will maintain its beauty for many years.
For a protective translucent finish and to enhance the wood grain
beauty use Sikkens Cetol 01 #077 stain or equivalent. These protective
finishes stabilize the wood grain and build a durable, breathable waterrepellent barrier between the wood surface and the elements. These
products are available from your local building supply center.
GAZEBOS
If you are mounting, or planning to mount a gazebo over the top of your hot tub, it is critical to ensure that Hydropool is aware of this, as extra
supports may be necessary. Otherwise, it will be necessary for your installer to add the extra supports where required.
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WINTERIZING YOUR HYDROPOOL HOT TUB
In the event that you do not wish to use your hot tub
year-round, it is very important that you properly winterize to protect
against damage from freezing. Your HYDROPOOL retailer can perform
this service for a nominal fee. If you choose to winterize your hot tub
yourself, please follow the directions outlined below:
• Cover exposed plumbing connections with plastic bags and duct tape.
• Where practical, disconnect hot tub support equipment
and store in a dry heated area.
• Install the safety hardcover, and cover the entire hot tub
with a tarp to prevent premature weathering of the cabinet
and the safety hard cover.
• Remove snow build up regularly to prevent damage to the
safety hard cover.
• It is assumed that your HYDROPOOL hot tub has been prop
erly installed on a reinforced concrete pad to eliminate lifting of
the hot tub due to hydrostatic ground water pressure.
• Drain the hot tub entirely see section - DRAINING YOUR
HOT TUB
• Remove and clean the cartridge filter element see
section - CARTRIDGE FILTER
• Using a wet/dry utility vacuum, remove remaining water
from the jet openings, filter cartridge housing, and footwell.
• Either pour or use a turkey-baster where necessary to add potable
biodegradable RV antifreeze to areas such as pump wet end, jet
channels, filter housing, blower channels.
Do not use automotive antifreeze.
• Important: mixing potable biodegradable RV antifreeze with water
significantly reduces its ability to protect against freezing.
Therefore, it is very important ALL water is removed from the hot tub
plumbing before adding.
• Add potable RV antifreeze to the holes in the bottom suction/drain to
prevent any trapped water in the false floor from freezing and dam
aging the hot tub shell.
• Turn pump on for only a few seconds to circulate the antifreeze.
• Unthread and disconnect all unions in the support equipment area.
Remove lowest winter drain plug on pump face plate. Repeat for all
pumps, where applicable.
If you are not 100% confident that
your hot tub is properly winterized, please
consult your authorized HYDROPOOL Hot
Tub Retailer. Caution recommends that an
authorized Hydropool Retailer winterize
your
hot tub in the initial year. Damage
as a result of freezing is not covered by
the warranty.
winter Drain Plugs
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GENERAL TROUBLESHOOTING
Electrical/Mechanical
SYMPTOM
POSSIBLE REASON(S)
ACTION
No Power
–
–
–
–
G.F.C.I. Trip
– Short or ground in system
– Faulty G.F.C.I. – As above-contact qualified electrician or your
Hydropool retailer
No Circulation
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
Jet Surge
– Water level too low
– Blockage in plumbing lines
– Suction gate valve partially closed
– Add water to correct level
– Check gate valves and/or skimmer basket
– Pull gate valve handle “up” all the way
No Heat or
Erratic Heat
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
Noisy Motor
– Damaged or worn bearings
–
– Low voltage
–
– Low water level
–
– Frozen pump
–
Digital Top Side
No Longer Displays
– Improper connection
– Electrical brown-out
Digital Temperature
Display is Erratic
or Flashing
– Water temperature has
– Decrease filter cycle and or add cold water.
exceeded set point If condition continues contact Hydropool retailer
Breaker off at main panel or fuse out
–
Improper wiring
Fuse blown in control
G.F.C.I. tripped
Pump is not primed (air lock)
Gate valves are closed
Water level is too low
Skimmer obstructed or closed
Cartridge filter requires cleaning
Blockage in plumbing line
Suction / Return valve partially closed
low water level
Faulty sensor
Verify that breaker and/or GFCI are on
If there is still no power,
contact your Hydropool retailer or a
qualified electrician
See Pump Priming/Release an Air Lock
Open gate valves
Top up water to proper level
See Cleaning Skimmer Basket
Clean & reinstall
Contact your Hydropool retailer
Ensure valves are open
Top up water level
Contact your Hydropool retailer
Contact your Hydropool retailer or a
qualified electrician
Contact qualified electrician
Top up water level
Thaw out
– Contact your Hydropool retailer
– Reset GFCI OFF/ON
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GENERAL TROUBLESHOOTING Continued
WHAT TO DO IN THE EVENT OF...
system by turning power to the hot tub off, waiting a few
minutes, then turning power on again. If this does not reset the
system, contact your local Hydropool retailer or service organization.
…POWER FLUCTUATIONS
The power supply into your home is, for the most part, fairly consistent.
However, when local power demand is high, there is a tendency for the
voltage entering your home to drop (sometimes significantly) or fluctuate. This condition is referred to as a ‘brown-out’. Although safeguards
have been built into the system to protect against this condition, supply
voltage may drop low enough, if even for a second, to cause
the system to display a ‘ghost’ message. Should this occur or
if the display shows partial messages, try resetting the
…Power Failure or sYstem fault during
Cold Weather Conditions
If your control system will not reset, (ie. GFCI trips) or if your pump will
not circulate for any other reason, place a low wattage space heater
under the cabinet in the equipment area. This will delay the risk of
freezing while a service appointment is scheduled.
Always follow the manufacturers instructions
when locating and placing a portable electric
space heater into service. Ensure that safe clearance to combustible surfaces is maintained. Do not
leave unattended.
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